Thursday, 6 March 2008

Cuppa Time....

Have you all got your cuppa's...don't forget some of that lovely cake you kind people have brought...Yummy!!! Now bear with me, the lack of blogging has not been laziness but productivity at a rate that usually passes me by... So I thought I better get some more cups out and look what I saw whilst on the school run this morning...I waited outside the charity shop until it opened and happily parted with my couple of pounds...
I so wanted to bake some cakes for you, sadly the 'snot monster' has been lurking around here so I thought I had better just wounder around with my box of tissues and keep away from baking today...Oh and a glimpse of the first of the finished Suzie Sews makes...my felt eggs (see previous posts)...
In all the excitement of a day at home and the endless supply of tea and coffee with the odd lem-sip thrown in for good measure, I nearly missed the postman and look what he brought me....

Weird Bunny sent me this amazing package, she had blogged about her decoupaged boxes...but to see them in the 3D, they are really something. We had arranged a little swap between ourselves bases loosely around Spring and Easter...I was spoilt I can you...The cutest little rabbit which is beautifully sewn, threads, lovely fabric, chocolates, cookie cutters (I can never have enough cookie cutters) crafty bits and gorgeous eggs for my Easter tree. I am so thankful for this package of pure goodness...
Now what do you do when one of your long term favourite bloggers whom you have never met has a baby...of course you make them something...I discussed this with a none blogging friend, I was very nervous about making them anything as I own a few bits made by them and they are so well made, I have never met them and I had to give up a good few hours of time to make them. My friend thought I was mad, and I would be lucky to even get a thank you...Does that matter? No absolutely not...you all know how this community is, I feel that I have enjoyed this persons blog for so long and I have watched her first born growing up that it seems only right to make a token gesture of appreciation...and HEY when do I get to knit in PINK???
Inspired by the little pegs which actually where a Christmas present and hold my children's art work up in the play room, I thought I would make my own, so again this morning on the school run I nipped in to a shop and bought some wooden pegs...50p!!! Once home I plugged in the glue gun, went through my gingham button box and I was away...
So remember the socks I knitted my wee one...well here is the cuddly cat to go with them...its both my children's birthdays next week so I have upped the 'making' just for them...
The front view and back view. As I started to knit it I went down a couple of needle sizes then thought 'No Suzie, follow the pattern' so I unpicked and started again. I wish I had done it in smaller stitches as it is a funny thing, too much stuffing, which it needs to hold a good shape, pushes open the stitches too much, less stuffing then it sort of goes a little squishy...so squishy it is...
I was not kidding when I said it has been 'manic' around here, what with dentist appointments and more tests at the hospital I have sat in waiting rooms a lot...flustrating when you have so much to get done-thank goodness for portable projects, this wool was picked up in Yorkshire and its a lovely colour way, I had seen a scarf in Bodens winter catalogue, I was not prepared to pay the price for it so I thought I would have ago myself...Garter stitched three rows and then its moss stitch starting and ending with three garter stitches to give it a nice edge...I am pleased with how it is turning out...
World Book day today and our village school, like many others is having a dress up day, so I sent the babes out the house in their story book characters, listening to them giggle and singing on the way to school was so sweet as my two are not usually happy to be going into school. Books are important to me, I get great comfort from having them around me, I always feel something is missing when I go into a house with no books...in fact when I go into someones home you can usually catch me reading the spines of the books and when I get to know you a little better...pulling them off the shelves...SO I share with you my current selection of books...
A mixed selection I grant you, but something for all areas of my life...
A child's book to settle down with after playtime.
A knitting book to drool over.
A house book for inspiration..I will decorate this house one day.
A light read this sits around the living area and I pick it up and read a little whilst the children play or whilst I wait for the kettle to boil.
A photography book-THIS IS MY FAVOURITE-I am so enjoying this book, its mostly pictures and as the title suggests - photographs of the ordinary life of a man in his more mature years-wonderful-the picture below is one of the most looked at pictures in this book-the simple explanation that goes with all the pictures are charm itself. I have found such inspiration in this.
A book for the bedtime read, the time of day when I curl up with a cup of Lady Grey tea and snuggle under the covers, this one is perfect...a little disturbing in its contents but a good read that flows well.
Of course the last book is a children's craft book for Easter, I have a lot of children's idea's books, sadly though I rarely follow the instructions although I do get an idea in my head from them and then off me and the kids go with paper, scissors and some glue!!!
Last but not least I leave you with a glimpse into the goodies I received from my babes on Mothers Day, a hand made bunch of flowers what a treat of a day that was...
Oh your still with me...well done you, can I tempt you for another cuppa...I shall just warm up the pot!!!

24 comments:

weirdbunny said...

I'm s glad you enjoyed my package.

Your pegs are fantastc !

Kitty said...

Wow! So many lovely things in one post Suzie! I love the felt eggs - so pretty, and that scarf is going to be stunning isn't it?

Hope both your boys have fantastic birthdays.

Take care. x

PS I agree with weirdbunny - fabulous pegs!!

driftwood said...

how lovely to sit down with you and see all the things you've been making. love those felt eggs, and the pegs are great!!!
great pile of books too!

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

This was a mega post Suzie, filled with lots of Spring cheer and lovely hand-made paper flowers. Easter is arriving very early in your house too, you are getting well prepared for the celebrations, what with bunnies and felt eggs. Books, when do you get time to read? I love having a nose at people's book choices too. I am really glad there is still tea in the pot, I could do with a top-up! x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Oh I'm so jealous! I love Julia's boxes!!!! You lucky thing! And boy have you been busy! lots of great makes there! Lucy x

julia said...

I'm amazed you found time to breathe. Now I feel really lazy!! You've made some gorgeous things, and those little paper flowers are soooo lovely.
Wishing both your little ones a very happy birthday.
Julia x

cmoon said...

What a lovely visit I've had. Thank you so much.The book of photos looks very interesting.
And your scarf - what a great idea - looks very cosy.No amount of money could buy flowers to match those little paper flowers!
Best wishes
c*

capello said...

dude. those eggs are amazing!

Sarah said...

Lovely to share a cuppa with you :o)

Beautiful things as ever - that little cat is super cute

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that no-one has commmeted so far on those gorgeous pink mittens and socks - they are so lovely, and I bet you loved knitting in pink for a bit! I love all your other bits and pieces too - you weren't kidding when you said you had been busy were you?!
Really enjoyed reading your blog today (although I had to go to my own baked supplies for a chocolate brownie as you were a bit too snotty for that - want one?!)
Well done you,
Caroline
xx

Sal said...

Oooh Suzie.. what a great post, you are so industrious.I love it all.
Sal;-)

Queen of the froggers said...

What a lot of fabulous stuff! The eggs and pegs are great!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh what a lot of lovely things. I absolutely love those little pink socks and mittens, just too cute!
Love Alison x

bunbun said...

I really enjoy looking at your photos! The felt eggs are darling! (and everything else!)

twiggypeasticks said...

what a great post, lots of lovely pics, love your box of Easter goodies and the scarf you're knitting and your new tea/coffee pot is sooooo pretty. I LOVE charity shop finds.
Twiggy

Life Info Zone said...

Wooow Lovely site..So many lovely things at a time..All r looking gr8 buddy.Really awesome post....Thanks a lot buddy for sharing with us...
keep up the work.
www.lifeinfozone.com/category/shopping/tea-kettle/

dottycookie said...

Goodness you have been busy! I love the colours in the scarf - and you're a Lady Grey fan too! Excellent - I'm just on my way to make a pot - fancy one?

Ragged Roses said...

So many lovely things to look at and read about! Hope you're feeling better. Love the felt eggs and the socks are wonderful. Hope you enjoy all the books and get time to read them
Kimxx

Tracy said...

So many delights here...what a joy for the eyes! Thank you, as always, for sharing the goodness :o) ((HUGS))

mushroommeadows said...

So lovelies! I like your basket of clothes pins; how fantastically adorable.

And your cup of paper flowers you got for mother's day is sweet...so sweet!

Gina said...

Cute, cute, cute and oh so much cute!!

Joanna said...

wow you have been so busy. We would like to send over some virtual rabbit cookies we have just made to enjoy with your cuppa!

Rachelmp said...

Another beautiful post! Isn't it nice working with a bit of pink! love the little cat too x Rachel

A Fanciful twist said...

Looooove the flowers from the babes!! I love all your photos of purre goooodness! I'll take another cuppa, and some cake :)